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The Stone Boatmen

The Stone BoatmenNew

by Sarah Tolmie

$20.00 (trade paperback)

"...a powerfully original first novel"
   — Faren Miller, Locus, April 2014

"Certain imaginative novels never best-sell, yet remain alive, a singular treasure to each new generation that finds them — books such as Islandia, The Worm Ouroboros, Gormenghast. The Stone Boatmen has the makings of one of these quiet classics. It is lucid yet complex. Its strangeness fascinates, captivates. To read it is to find yourself in a country a long, long way from home, taken on a unforeseeable journey — and when it's over, you wish you were still there. "
   — Ursula K. Le Guin


Numa

Myths, Metaphors, and Science Fiction New

by Sheila Finch

$12.00 $9.00 (paperback)

"This welcome discussion of the connections between future fiction and stories about human inception emphasizes how mythic roots contribute to the emotional power of narrative. Finch investigates the inexplicable awe and wonder that emanates from close encounters between myth and science fiction. This juxtaposition emphatically indicates that science fiction is the predominant mythic metaphor of our time.”
—Marleen S. Barr


New Amazonia

New AmazoniaNew

by Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett
Heirloom Books, No. 3
With an Introduction by Alexis Lothian

$15.00 (paperback)

“Corrupt, Degraded, Rotten to the core is British Civilisation, and yet we find women who ought to know better, actually pretending that they are perfectly contented with the existing order of things,” declares the narrator of New Amazonia. Raging against an antifeminist statement signed by “ladies” opposing the cause of women’s suffrage, a writer falls asleep in 1889 and wakens, in company with a hashish-smoking “masher,” in a future world run by women. Originally published in 1889, New Amazonia tells the story of how this future world came to be and reveals its shiny, futuristic marvels as well as its government-administered horrors.


Spring in Geneva

Spring in Geneva

by Sylvia Kelso

$12.00 $9.00 (paperback)

Mary Shelley, a young banker's son, and William, an excessively tall man with a "lividly hued visage, watery eyes, and blackened lips within a straggling beard," pit their wits and derring-do against Lord Byron, master of steampunk technology, and his thuggish minions.


Missing Links

Missing Links

edited by L. Timmel Duchamp

$18.00 (trade paperback)

Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse is an anthology of short fictions by Nisi Shawl, Anna Tambour, Lucy Sussex, Mark Rich, and others. Ever wonder who that frequent addressee of Anglophone Nineteenth-century narrators, “Dear Reader,” really was? Or about the true story on which Edgar Allan Poe based his melodramatic “Fall of the House of Usher"? Missing Links and Secret Histories elucidates these and other mysteries (some admittedly occasionally obscure). It even includes excerpts from lost or suppressed manuscripts scholars have not even suspected exist, such as “The V Manuscript” written by the Marquis de Sade in 1783 while imprisoned in the Chateau de Vincennes.


Big Mama Stories

Big Mama Stories

by Eleanor Arnason

$16.00 (trade paperback)

Big Mama Stories collects five edgy, satirical tales of wily tricksters for the 21st century. In “Big Green Mama Falls in Love,” Big Green Mama duplicates herself and discovers just how life-threatening a Big-Mama-sized case of love can be while the skwork learn that one cannot train a microbe to be patriotic. In “Big Red Mama in Time and Morris, Minnesota,” Big Red Mama gets pissed off when she discovers the Cretaceous has been invaded by an obnoxious human who has stolen a time-machine—and decides that some information probably shouldn’t be free, particularly since as a group, humans underestimated the damage they did and rarely took responsibility for anything. On the basis of these stories, the one thing you can say for sure is that Big Mamas' lives are never dull.


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Lonely Stardust

Lonely StardustNew

by Andrea Hairston

$20.00 (paperback)
$16.00 Pre-publication special
(until May 1)

Lonely Stardust: Two Plays, a Speech, and Eight Essays brings us the texts of nine marvelous works of scholarly performance as well as two works of drama in which the fantastic shows us the way through despair. Taken together, these essays and plays broadcast a message of hope and intelligence that defiantly insists that our ability and desire to tell stories defines our humanity and is one of our most valuable resources.


Numa

Numa New

by Katrinka Moore

$12.00 $9.00 (paperback)

The poems in Numa tell the story of a shape-shifting numen. Numa, whose home body is that of a wild feline, learns by trial and error to take the form of other animals, plants, and the elements. As she grows up, she uses her skill to experience and share the divine in ordinary aspects of the world. She gives birth to a cub and begins raising her to shape-shift. Then an interloper appears, a young man on a quest for glory who believes he should defeat the “monster” in the forest.


The XY Conspiracy

The XY Conspiracy

by Lori Selke

$12.00 $9.00 (paperback)

Why Are There No Women in Black?

Jyn, an Asian-American lesbian, makes her living stripping in clubs in San Francisco. But stripping is only her day job. Her true vocation is UFO hunting. One night, working at her day job, she sights a Man in Black and realizes he is stalking her...


Space Is Just a Starry NIght

Space Is Just a Starry Night

by Tanith Lee

$18.00 (trade paperback)

Lee's powerful science fiction collection assembles 12 tales published between 1979 and 2011, plus two originals. All of them showcase her strong, entertaining, and often gorgeous writing... This is a solid grouping of stories that deserves a broad audience.
  —Publishers Weekly May 6, 2013.


Strange Matings

Strange Matings

edited by Rebecca J. Holden and Nisi Shawl

$20.00 (trade paperback)

“This noteworthy anthology—published by a feminist small press in memory of Butler, an African-American science-fiction author—consists of a wide-ranging selection of sometimes-dense scholarly essays, highly readable reminiscences and personal essays, poems, correspondence, photographs, and interviews.”
  —Publishers Weekly, May 27,2013


The WisCon Chronicles, Vol 7

The WisCon Chronicles, Vol 7

edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft

$15.00 (trade paperback)

In the spirit of WisCon's continuing mission to boldly go where no con has gone before in breaking down barriers, this volume of the WisCon Chronicles seeks to smash ableist narratives that keep disabled people from full participation in the present we inhabit and the speculative futures we hope to create.